Cuomo, lawmakers push campaign finance reform


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A day after penning an op-ed piece arguing for campaign finance reform, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has support from two key lawmakers and the Senate Republicans are involved in negotiations.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Wednesday he is encouraged that Cuomo is pushing public financing of campaigns, which would match small donor contributions with state funds.

The Manhattan Democrat has championed the issue for nearly three decades and is hoping Cuomo can help broker a compromise between Republicans and Democrats.

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